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: in a moment we will take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. by the way, the senate judiciary committee is holding another hearing on the fbi. robert mullen will be among those testifying. the debt commission is holding its first public hearing -- fourth public hearing with alan simpson, coverage online at c- span.org. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the floor of the house, enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 28, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable ed pastor to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: this morning the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor shawn black, calvary chapel, costa mesa, california. the chaplain: dear lord god of heaven, we thank yo
>>> next on msnbc sunday. the search -- nato forces go looking for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan since friday. >>> going to extremes -- temperatures are soaring and flood waters are raging. live reports coming up. >>> coming and going -- crews return to the gulf as the bp guy may get the heeve-ho. president obama receives a young girl's letter and inspires her to lead the fight against bullying. let's check out what's happening right now. we have developing news from the war front this morning. two american sailors are missing in afghanistan. a taliban spokesman said one was taken in a fire fight, the other taken by militants. what's the latest, jim? >> the latest report from afghanistan now from afghan officials who claim that the u.s. military has recovered the body of one of the missing americans. but u.s. military officials cannot confirm that. there's still a lot of confusion out there about what exactly happened. all we know is the two americans went missing on friday when they were driving from one compound to another. they're inside kabul. they ended up som
. a complex u.s.-russia spy swap was underway late today, involving ten russian agents here and four people convicted of espionage in russia. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on the action in a new york court today and look at russia's deep-cover spy program. >> lehrer: then, we talk to white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> woodruff: tom bearden reports from the gulf of mexico, where scientists are turning to tiny microbes to help clean up oiled marshland. >> lehrer: margaret warner examines the pentagon's new rules for dealing with the news media. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown has a conversation with jean- michel cousteau about his famous father-- ocean explorer jacques cousteau. >> when people ask what do you expect to find? he would always say if i knew, i wouldn't go. so it was the sense of discovery which is, obviously, related it to adventure. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland
. president obama led a chorus of concern over the huge disclosure of classified u.s. military documents about the war in afghanistan. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, two takes on the document dump. first, senators jack reed and kit bond assess what it could mean for the war effort. >> lehrer: then, judy woodruff talks to david leigh of the "guardian" and media watcher alex jones on the journalism impact. >> ifill: holly pattenden of "business monitor international" in london looks at the corporate shake-up at b.p. >> lehrer: tom bearden reports from the alabama gulf coast on kenneth feinberg and the complicated mission of compensation. >> and the lead is still tied up they still compensation hasn't been forth coming. >> when i was a young person working in these places, didn't see a way out. and i certainly didn't think the way out would be this. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corpor
until i have confidence that u.s. taxpayer money is not being abused to line the pockets of corrupt afghan government officials, g drug lords and terrorists. can you respond, first of all, to the allegation that people with political connections are getting off? >> that's not true. we have prosecuted a number of high ranking officials in the afghan government. that process will continue. every government official, high ranking official is now required to -- there's a lot of misinformation. for instance, that report by nita lowey tt came out was related to the flow of cash out of kabul airport. the fact is that out of the $19.6 million that the united states is giving to afghanistan in the past three years, only $1 billi billion, 5% of the money has been given to the afghan government. there is waste. there is corruption. but a lot of it has nothing to do with the afghan government. it is the -- >> what's worrisome, i think, to congress, to americans, is that it's not, oh, there's corruption in government. because governments do have their corruption parts. it's that the president
, a developing story out of afghanistan. afghan officials say one of two u.s. sailors abducted friday is dead. the other may be wounded and in the hands of the taliban. we'll have a live report. >>> plus, preparing for the worst as arizona's controversial immigration law kicks in next week. a tent city jail with triple-digit temperatures and an expanded section, 1070 name after the new legislation. >>> but first, let's go to some severe weather that's popping up. bonnie schneider in the weather center. >> we're tracking a tornado warning right now for suffolk county on long island in new york. that's on eastern part of new york as you can see here. a tornado possibly indicated on doppler radar near babylon on the south shore. so some communities affected will be robert moses state park where a lot of people go to the beach on a weekend day where it's so hot. as well as islip, you can see the line where the tornado warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. also as you head further out east towards east patchogg facing very severe winds. we had a severe weather with an ef-2 tornado touching down. tr
and getting a lay of the land. following that, he wept to the u.s. embassy for fourth of july celebrations a day before the actual american independence day. that's where he and u.s. ambassador, karl eikenberry welcomed and greeted several hundred dignitaries. he spoke to the crowd and said a united front must be met to have success in the war in afghanistan. >> i'm reminded that this is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose. civilian and military, afghan and international, we are part of one theme with one mission. in this important endeavor, cooperation is not optional. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it. >> following the embassy event, general petraeus met with his top commanders here on the ground in afghanistan to assess the situation. his most important meeting of the day is that with the afghan president, hamid karzai. he needs to build a very strong relationship to show a unite td front between the nato coalition and the afghan government. president karzai had a very strong relationship with the former top commander, general stan
of mexico. >>> all right. this fourth of july holiday weekend, a surprise for u.s. troops in iraq. a visit from vice president joe biden and his wife jill. the couple's visit comes as american troops are scheduled to draw down in iraq late next month. here's more from baghdad. >> reporter: it was especially surprising that vice president biden was accompanied by his wife, jill biden. the two will be spending the fourth of july with the troops attending a number of events. vice president biden will be meeting with senior iraqi government officials as well as the political leadership here. iraq has been in a state of political chaos, deadlocked since the march inconclusive elections, unable to form a new government. this is causing some concern as the political vacuum created could be manipulate bid insurgents trying to regain their foothold. mrs. biden will be meeting with the troops as well as civilian embassy officials and she's going to be conducting a roundtable with iraqi women who teach english. there is also a delegation of u.s. senators made up of mccain, lieberman and graham. they
undercover russian agents and would it could many for u.s.- russia relateses. later john hall discusses how florida is dealing with a $6 billion budget shortfall. wurenl is next. dd >> on this fourth of july weekend there is a 9.5% unemployment rate members of congress are returning home to. one headline says this will be big electoral implications for members of congress. and as far as budgets go, lots of towns around the country not doing fireworks this weekend. antioch, california, louisville, jersey city. they say they just don't have enough money to celebrate with fireworks this independence day. general david petraeus takes over in afghanistan officially tomorrow at a ceremony and the head of the republican national committee michael steele back here in the u.s. is backtracking after some remarks he made about afghanistan. both parties are after him this morning and we want to ask you this question -- should michael steele of the r.n.c. resign? some are suggesting that openly. here are the numbers. this michael steele story is all over the place this morning. "washington
, defeating the neatherlands in the soccer finale as fans here in the u.s. celebrate. and to kill a mockingbird, the 50th anniversary of harper lee's bestselling novel and the town that inspired it. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. there are high hopes this sunday in the gulf, on this day 83 of the oil spill. b.p. says it hopes to completely cap the gushing well by mid-week, but the company is not making any guarantees. here's the latest: a navy blimp has begun to look for oil and distressed wildlife in the gulf. oil continues to flow tonight as b.p. crews work on the new containment system, and the obama administration says it is optimistic that new system will work. mark strassmann has the latest this evening from grand isle, louisiana. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. b.p. is now staying by wednesday its new cap could stop this spill, a seal so tight not one drop of oil would escape. but for now every new drop is gushing into the gulf. now this is a runaway well. b.p.'s gusher, its
of a vacuum after this country's inconclusive march elections. the u.s. would like to see a government seated before that drawdown completes itself by the end of august. the u.s., of course, as we remember, drawing down to 50,000 troops. that is not a critical factor. i have been hearing repeatedly from the u.s. military, from senior administration officials, that unless something catastrophic takes place, that drawdown will stay on course. what we are seeing in iraq these days aside from the political bickering that is taking place is that drawdown happening in the complete and total intensity. it is overwhelming when you look at it. we are talking about the u.s. moving millions of pieces of equipment, hundreds of bases shutting down across the country. all of this very critical, being closely watched by rocky officials. there are wide sfrspread concer amongst the population. >> what we are seeing on dr. biden, she is not just there to shake hands and stand by her husband's side. she has a schedule of her own while she is there? >> that's right, she does. we are hearing that she is also goin
they handed out huge bonuses and with citigroup being the biggest offenders since they haven't paid the u.s. taxpayer back, but the pay master may be leaving out one big important piece of information, that according to fox business network's stuart varney. everybody gets very riled up about this. there's a lot to understand here, though, and i know you want to lay out some of that for us. >> number one, the pay czar, he cannot claw back the money. he can ask for it back. does not have the legal authority to take it back. point number two, 11 of the 17 banks which paid these bonuses actually repaid all of the bailout money in full with interest and with profit to the taxpayer. he did not call them obscene or huge bonuses, he called them ill advised and unmerited, and some of these bonuses may have had to have been paid because of the contractual obligations to the executives involved. number ', you're right, citi may well have been the biggest offender because of one big particular earning trader. number four, are we absolutely sure that this is not a political attack on the banking industr
the headlines right now, vice president joe biden and his wife are spending the holiday weekend with u.s. troops in iraq. he'll also meet with iraqi leaders. >>> and general david petraeus is on the job as the new u.s. commander in afghanistan. he deliver add speech at the u.s. embassy in kabul today and then met with afghan president hamid karzai. >>> and building up america starts right now, tom foreman takes a closer look at innovative ways people and communities are coping in these tough economic times. >> the great wide west was the land of opportunity for pioneers and it still is. folks here are hearing the creeks and rumbles in the economy as much as anyone else. but they're also moving ahead despite all that. through technology, the arts, agriculture and so much more, building up america in their own western way. welcome on board the cnn express rolling through the land of enchantment. i'm tom foreman. new mexico is geographically a vast state. in terms of its economy, not so much. it's quite small compared to some of its powerful neighbors. there are only about 2 million people living h
they assume that the u.s. is going to pull out? >> i believe many in the taliban leave that the u.s. will pull out. that is what they tell the afghan villagers. they often comment that the americans have their watches, but we have the time. that means, they do not have a time line. that is their home. they have nowhere else to go. immediately after 9/11 in afghanistan working with our afghan allies, i was often asked, are you going to stick with us this time? referring to our promises made during the soviet occupation when we told the afghans that after we win this together we will be here with you. we will be your to help you redevelop your country. the afghans remember that and they're wondering if we're going to stick with them. and not just the u.s., but the global community of nations. are we with the afghans in developing this pro-democracy? and i do not have the answer. at the time i told them, yes, we are with you. today, based on the political atmosphere, i do not know the answer. >> have we gained any credibility on that score? >> notte when the president announces a time line for wi
carolina in the u.s. senate. was today's speech enough to sway voters? [ female announcer ] it's crabfest at red lobster. the best time to crack it... twirl it... dunk it... and discover more new ways than ever to enjoy crab. like our new crab lover's trio with crab-stuffed shrimp, and succulent north pacific king and snow crab legs. or our decadent crab and shrimp pasta. new crab creations for every craving, starting at $14.99, only during crabfest. right now at red lobster. only during crabfest. -so you're thinking...? i agree. preferred. only meineke has options... and now 50% off brake pads and shoes. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> we go to south carolina now, and the man who shook up the political world with last month's victory in the democratic primary for the u.s. senate. i'm talking about alvin greene. he delivered his first campaign speech today giving state voters their first chance to hear what he stands for in his own words. like most candidates, he started off his stump speech with a little humor. >> i'm the best candidate in the united states senate race here in south
believe it or not over the next 24 hours. jon: back here in the u.s., a tornado watch in effect in the upper midwest. the national weather service saying parts of minnesota and north dakota could be in the path of some very dangerous storms. rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center for us now. >> reporter: watching this line of storms really develop this morning, moving across, as you said, minnesota into wisconsin, we have a moderate risk of severe weather but this line right there, as it continues to move very quickly through the area, will see that of that severe weather, the tornado watch in effect until 4:00 p.m. and we'll see more weather again as the day heats up again behind this storm. here's a look at where that severe threat is, you can see this red area is the bull's eye, the yellow area, a slight risk, that extends towards the panhandle of oklahoma, in towards texas. but that moderate risk area is likely where we could see any of the tornadoes today. certainly very significant wind damage at times. the other story that we're dealing with across the country a
the u.s., off to vienna last night. moscow and washington moving quickly to swap spies and bring an end to an embarrassing mess. >>> the new king of south beach lebron james tells the world he is leaving cleveland for miami to play for the heat. while one city rejoices, the other mourns. we will have reaction just ahead sg. >> e-mails announcing the deaths of several u.s. senators went out to news organizations. they looked legit. it was all one big fat joke and not a funny one. now, the capital police are investigating that. the latest from our team in d.c. coming up. >>> the a.m. fix blog up and running. what's your announcement to the lebron james announcement or anything else in the news. go to cnn.com/a.m. fix. >>> the big story we have been talking about. ten convicted russian spies have touched down in vienna, austria. they were on a jet to laguardia after being expelled from the united states. the two superpowers showed how quickly governments can get things done when motivated working with lightning speed to put an embarrassing incident behind them. susan is here. what's the la
is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this motion, the yeas are 400, the nays are six, two are recorded as present. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the are resolution is agreed to, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the tion of the gentleman from virginia, mr. perriello to suspend the res and pass h.r. 5604, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clk will report the title of the bill. the cler h.r. 5604, a bill to rescind amounts authorized for certain surfe transportation programs. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill? members ll record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the tional captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of repres
supplier of fuel to the u.s. military. for more up to the minute coverage of the disaster in the gulf, head to fox news to the come. we have every angle covered on the spill. efforts to contain and it details on how you can help. that's at foxnews.com. fresh fall-out today for the rnc chairman michael steele after his controversial comments about afghanistan. and some members of his own party are questioning whether he can even keep his job. all because of a tape that surfaced showing steele's comments at a connecticut fundraiser last week. somebody asked him about how president obama is handling the war in afghanistan. listen to how he replied. >> this was a war of obama's chzing. this is not something that the united states had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in. well, if he's such a student of history, has he not understood that you know, that's the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in afghanistan? all right? because everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history, has failed. >> jon: did you hear what he said at the beginning there that afghanistan was a war
." >>> pressure to leave the u.s. department of agriculture, shunned by the naacp. we're pushing forward this story of shirley sherrod now she's telling us that we don't know the whole story. a youtube clip of her went viral. it's from an naacp dinner in march. >> there is zero tolerance for discrimination at the usda. i strongly condemn this. we are appalled by her actions just as we are with the abuse of power against farmers of color and female farmers. but sherrod says, hold on a second. that clip doesn't have context and doesn't tell the whole story. she actually called in to cnn's american morning to talk about her context. she said that we have totally missed the mark on this. >> we certainly don't have the whole story is what she's saying. when you take a look at that clip and play it for ben jealous with the naacp, they say clearly it would represent institutional racism. this took place on august 27th. shirley says, hang on here, i was recounting a story that took place 24 years ago. long before she joined the u.s. department of agriculture. here's what she told us this morning
before the race. >> not even close. >>> on the broadcast tonight, the slowdown. news tonight about the u.s. economy, jobs, housing, stocks and what many hoped would be a rebound. >>> the spies who lived quiet lives in america were working for russians. tonight, a stunning admission. >>> the struggle in the gulf. stormy weather slows the cleanup but doesn't stop people making a difference for friends and neighbors. >>> and the secret. how do some people make it to 100? how do some people make it to 100? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm ann curry in for brian williams. new signs tonight the economy is slowing down. from a jump in unemployment benefits to a record low number of home sales to slowdowns in manufacturing, construction and auto sales, it's all pointing to an economy that looks less healthy than it did a few weeks ago. and that was reflected in the stock market today. the dow closed down another 41 points standin
people still live in tent communities. despite billions of u.s. dollars pledged, mounds of debris remain throughout the city of port- au-prince. >>> congress is back in session. democratic senators will need to get 60 votes to push through the financial overhaul bill. before the week-long independence day break, democrats did not have the votes they needed, but now at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over. >>> a d.c. council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many power outages in the heat wave last week. couzens went without power and air conditioning for days. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everyth
afghan sources that the missing sailor was wounded in a firefight with taliban militants, the u.s. military is offering a $20,000 reward for information on the abduction. >>> and this year is shaping up to be the deadliest since the war in afghanistan began. 52 service members have died there this month. the high was 60 last month and we should also point out that the u.s. has more troops in afghanistan than ever before. the death toll for the year so far is 253. >>> it's 6:00 in the morning in south korea and there's a major show of force going on right now. the united states and south korea's military both engaged in war games. t the four-day drill has grabbed north korea's attention, which was actually the point. cnn's ken law has more from seoul. >> reporter: even through the overnight hours here in south korea the u.s. military says that the exercises are ongoing and will continue 24 hours a day until wednesday asia time. it is a large joint military operation between south korea and the united states. 8,000 military personnel, some 20 ships and submarines and 200 aircraft in
government. we all know the story of red ink and escalating debt. at the same time, you have a u.s. economy still struggling to keep the recovery going, and democrats clearly believes the need to provide a sufficient base for the recovery through the likes of benefits and other programs is necessary. there trumpeting the concerns over the debt and saying to do them but on the basis of which they did not add to the federal deficit. >> if it appears they moved to unemployment benefits, why did the president make a statement talking about republicans and their approach? >> it seems to me his message was calculated to test to make sure the votes were there, as we have seen several times through this process does been a number of votes for democrats thought they had sufficient votes, and at the last minute, a republican and changed their minds. i think the president's message was calculated to put pressure to insure they will side with the majority appear reagan and >> -- maturity. >> thank you for joining us. this segment is 40 minutes. "washington journal" continues. host: jane oates with the
] >> juliet: tonight a deadly fight over the u.s. border make u.s. changing the way they fight the drug war. >> what does it mean? >> 160 miles an hour, my best time. >> its sport dominated by men. now nascar is looking for more women. laura ingle has got what it takes to keep up with the pros. >> juliet: the government is setting a critical deadline for the disaster in the gulf. evaluation of a new cap containing the oil leak will continue outlaw tomorrow. it's not clear what will happen next. the latest decision takes it beyond the 48 trial period that bp capped the oil well. a live look on the gulf floor. we've seen this picture nearly 52 hours, they are saying, quote there is no evidence of ruptures of the pipes or the ocean floor. hundreds of miles away in houston, they are monitoring the data coming in. perhaps the most important piece the pressure on the containment cap. ideal reading is 7500 pounds per square inch or psi. thad allen is saying that number would make no potential for any leaks. right now the psi is in the vicinity of 6745 and climbing. higher the pressure the greater
to the crimes allegedly committed in the u.s. -- officials in the bahamas say that. >>> a company that runs popular rides a suspended them last week after a boat accident in philadelphia where a barge hit a boat, killing some people. the boat to examine safety procedures and determined it was safe to operate their rides again. the washington, d.c.-area boats are run by a separate company and were not affected by the shutdown. >>> new photographs from cuban leader fidel castro, allegedly taken last week at a tune in to -- cuban's think tank meeting. he is 83 years old. the last known photographs of fidel castro were taken about five months ago. >>> 7 is on your side tonight about those flavored alcoholic drinks containing caffeine. senator chuck schumer once the product investigated. he says they are deceptive and designed to attract under age drinkers. the labels on the colorful cans looks similar to non alcoholic energy drinks. >>> and there is a synthetic marijuana that is being marketed as incense. several states have banned the product, which is sold under many different names, includin
in saudi arabia and resurfaced last month in a series of videos. in this particular one he reported u.s. agents abducted him and subjected him to mental torture. then in another video he insisted he was happy here in the united states. he later accused the united states of putting this out as propaganda. well the feds report the nuclear scientist was a willing defector who shared useful information as they call it about iran and that he was free to leave any time he wanted there are suggestions that someone back home may have threatened his family. forcing him to make up the kidnapping story. a story to which he stuck today. >> god willing, i will at an appropriate time prove all these things and show that, in fact, lies come from the mouths of u.s. officials. >> shepard: he better hope so because he is back in iran. but as he greeted his 7-year-old son at the airport today, a report surfaced that those u.s. officials paid him for the information he shared. which, as it turns out, isn't really so unusual. mike emanuel at the pentagon. our government claims it was around $5 million or so
, will be able to form a government. you know, the context of this, lynn, of course, is that u.s. forces are drawing down and that they continue on schedule. there will be no combat forces left there by the end of the next month. it's a little ironic that vice president biden was there promoting this unity government. it was senator biden before the 2008 election who first put forward the idea of partial or sort of quasi partition of iraq among the kurds, shiites and sunnis and now the fourth visit as vice president to iraq trying to encourage these leaders, prime minister, others, president to get it to get it together and form the government. when he was there, of course, he met with u.s. troops at a mess hall there. a dining hall. he was there, also, to attend a naturalization ceremony. there you see it there with general odierno. they wear the uniform and now -- shaking hands at that moment becoming u.s. citizens on the fourth of july. there was that scare. we should mention, lynn, when there were explosions. some sort of projectile hitting the ground within the green zone. the very
in on north korea, ramping up threats to south korea as well as the u.s. in fact, north korean leaders are threatening a nuclear response to war games involving the u.s. and south korea. those military exercises, slated to take place tomorrow. now this is the latest threat also coming on the heels of the deadly sinking of a south korean warship. seoul and washington implicated north korea in the sinking of that vessel. joining us is military analyst jack jacobs. jack, why would north korea want to throw out these threats to the south and also to the u.s. if they're saying that they deny having anything to do with the sinking? >> sometime they do things and sometimes they don't do things. but they're very, very blij rent. i think the leadership basic willy is out of their minds, completely. this is the same country which in 1950 invaded south korea for -- with no provication. they sank the ship with no provication a couple weeks ago. a very, very difficult to gauge. and they have nuclear weapons. i think any threat that north korea throws out there out to be taken seriously. >> but the
sreenivasan in our news room. >> 3 u.s. troops and a british soldier were killed by roadside booms in afghanistan today t that made a dozen international troops to die in the first five days of july. meanwhile, leading u.s. senators warned americans just expect more such days. republican john mccain spoke in kabul. >> there are obviously obstacles that lie ahead. there will be more difficulty times in the short-term. casualties will go up. but i'm convinced we can succeed and will succeed in khandahar is obviously the key area and if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle. >> reporter: khandahar is a taliban stronghold. the planned offensive to seize the city has been delayed. the democratic republic of congo began two days of mourning today for at least 242 people killed in a tanker truck explosion on friday. more than 200 others were hurt. the truck tipped over near a site where people had gathered to watch the world cup soccer matches. dozens ran toward the truck and began scooping up fuel before the explosion. some 61 women and 36 children were among the
from the pentagon. mick, such a fascinating story. iran claimed this scientist was abducted. the u.s. says that isn't what happened. what's going on here? >> savannahs, even in the an nals of spydom this sister roy is somewhat bizarre. this iranian nuclear scientist, shar ran amiri disappeared with a year ago. he turned up here in the u.s. where he reportedly shared some of the secrets of iran's nuclear weapons program with u.s. government officials. iran claimed as you said that amiri had actually been kidnapped and tortured by the cia. but even as late as yesterday, secretary of state hillary clinton denied that saying amir riff here of his own free will and could leave at any time. all that played out as amiri showed up at the iranian intersection here in washington earlier this week saying he wanted to return to iran and as far as we know, he is on his way this morning. what makes this case strange is over the course of the past several months, amiri released three videos, one saying he was kidnapped and tortured, the second saying he was attending graduate school voluntarily in
after the deadliest month yet for u.s. troops. can he turn the tide? >>> help on the gulf. that giant oil skimmer is finally at sea. it could be a game changer, cleaning millions of water a day, but we still don't know if it actually works. >>> secret revealed. scientists crack an age old mystery. just what did thomas jefferson smudge out on the first draft of the declaration of independence. we have the surprising answer. >>> and move over lebron, the most sought after free agent isn't the nba star. it's the pint sized competitive eater who refuses to sign a contract. will today's hotdog eating contest be the same without him? >>> good morning, america. happy 4th of july. david muir is back, back from vacationing. have you had any sleep. >> you couldn't keep me awake. sglb anchoring every show we have on abc news. >> hope bill is having a great 4th of july. we have fired up the barbecue. we hate to do this before you pile in the food, but which barbecue staple has the same calories as one hamburger and one hotdog and two sausages and the buns. >> also look at this, fireworks have sta
become u.s. citizens on a military base that used to be saddam hussein's hunting lodge. >> against all enemies, foreign and dhesic. >> we're in the middle of this marble palace, making a lie of everything he stood for. i find it delicious that that's happening. >> reporter: joe biden is here at a critical time. the u.s. forces drawing down, but becoming more diverse. iraq is much safer, hundreds of soldiers were able to go on a run, but in ramadi, a female suicide bomber attacks. another in mosul. while the vice president and his wife spent time with the troops. >> having worried so much about your son, how does it feel to be here yourself for the first time in iraq? >> well, i'm glad he's actually not here. i think it would more difficult. i just feel for all the families. i know what it's like and how much worry it is. >> part of the problem for most of the military back home is that it's only 1% of the country fighting this war. 99% appreciates what they do, but they don't know. they don't know. this brings awareness to the fact these guys are making one hell of a sacrifice. >> repo
comes amid the worst oil spill in u.s. history. >> compared to last year the gas prices here are 12 cents higher, that's consistent with the national average. >> the good news is that the prices are not near the mark like they were back in 2008. and in our state 658,000 people are expected to travel. 92% will be driving. law enforcement officials are out in force. and they will ride the routes and state police droppers are targeting reckless and impaired drivers. >> it will affect driver's judgment, their reaction time, motor skills and memory. it is a national issue. >> reporter: the policy director joined maryland law enforcement launching a new campaign raising awareness of drugged driving. >> we're focusing making hundreds of arrests for this violation pgh . >> reporter: for those avoiding the roads, air travel will bounce back with a 9% increase. regardless of how you get to your destination... >> be focused. avoid distractions. >> if you are in baltimore city 50 tax service is available for those in bars and restaurants. it does not include private parties. write the number
. andrea canning, abc news, new york. >>> and now, that u.s.-russian spy swap, the biggest since the cold war, is a done deal tonight in the end, ten spies were flown out of new york to vienna and swapped for four russians. the planes, one russiaen, one, parked side by side. so, how is this playing in the headlines in moscow? abc's alex marquardt lives and reports in russia for us. >> reporter: anna chapman and her family are staying in the countryside. tomorrow, like all ten, figuring out what's next. all of their as sets have been seized by the u.s. government. so, they will rely on russia and family to get a new start. one of the ten has been offered an apartment and $2,000 a month for life. it's unclear if that's what everyone will get. so, how did it all play here? this is today's newspaper. below the fold, the heldline reads "chanexchange of the prisoners." not that big of a story here. russians actually found it pretty funny how big a deal americans made out of it. diane? >> all right, alex, thanks to you. didn't play that big there. >>> and all eyes are under iran tonight, where a
live in tents. despite billions of dollars of u.s.-pledged aid, mounds of debris remained throughout the city. >>> congress is back in session and for the democratic senators, one of the first orders of business tobey to get 60 votes to push through the financial overall bill. -- one of the first orders of business today. at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over apparently. >>> the d.c. city council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many apologist's last week. thousands of residents without power. -- find out what caused so many paul nauert outageower outages. >>> a water main broke last week in potomac. that was repaired on friday but another one was found. a second round is complete. >>> two alleged police impersonator is accused of robbery. daniel blaylock and kennedy ventura work in an suv with flashing strobe lights early yesterday morning. they were pulled over by police and they displayed badges and assault to the victims and took their wallets. they were arrested a short time later. >>> in south africa the spanish te
. >>> meanwhile, general david petraeus won unanimous senate confirmation as the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. after the vote, he flew to nato headquarters in brussels to brief officials there. >>> elian gonzalez, the cuban boy who sparked the international custody battle says he's not angry at the miami relatives who fought to keep i'm in the u.s. the 16-year-old boy marked the tenth anniversary of his return with castro. his mother and others fleeing cuba drowned, trying to get to america. >>> time, now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. alex could send more twisters across parts of texas. heavy rain in the gulf coast. flash flooding in corpus chri i christi. several storms in bismarck, stretching into billings and helena, montana. >> 112 in phoenix. 63 in seattle. 80s from the twin cities down to dallas. 70s in chicago, detroit and much of the east coast. miami will climb to 92. new orleans, 87. and atlanta is 89 degrees. >>> when we come back on this thursday, joran van der sloot facing new charges here in the u.s. >>> and new problems for toyota. announcing that more th
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